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, "bbc world news." >> isolated and under pressure, rupert murdoch is deciding if he will give evidence to a british parliamentary committee on the phone hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has said she will go there. what is the risk to rupert murdoch's global empire, especially in the u.s.? the government asks if it is fit and proper to own bskyb. > >> hello and welcome to gmt. i am zeinab badawi. a memorial service for the afghan president's slain brother is marred by another attack on the same day the when it reveals civilian casualties and afghanistan have increased. as the funeral starts for big thumbs of the mumbai bomb attack, indian authorities blame terrorists for the blast that killed 20 and left dozens injured. hello and welcome to gmt. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper has agreed to be questioned by british mp's over the phone hacking scandal. the committee is taking further steps. rupert murdoch's news corp. has a knowledge it cannot be business as usual and it has dropped its full takeover bid, at least
parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
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. >>> i want to start with another apology today. this from rupert murdoch. responding to the hacking scandal from the u.k. what this shows you, this tape, it is murdock going into a meeting with the family of the murdered british teenager. it was that teenager's hacked voice mails that sparked the outrage into the scandal. listen. >> shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. >> mr. murdoch, will you tell us what you said to the family? >> if you just keep silent for a minute. it was a totally private meeting. >> keep your head down, mate. >> i'm the founder of the company. i was appalled to find out i apologize. i have nothing more to say. >> nothing more to say at that moment. he did have more he went on to say. murdoch posted an ad in several british newspapers. he said, "we are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected." the news of the world was in the business of holding others to account. it failed when it came to it self. rebekah brooks oversaw the news of the world. she resigned. another head of murdoch's companies has stepped down as well.
gossip that may millions for murdoch threatens to topple his very own $3 billion empire built on it. murdoch tried to pass the buck at the house of commons inquiry. every seen these guys? insisting he is not to blame for hacking phones. this is rupert, belonging to politicians, phones belonging to the royal family, hacking phones belonging to a murdered 13-year-old girl. hacking phones belonging to 9/11 families, and dead soldiers in the wars. serious allegations. the 80-year-old also appeared confused or some argue, just playing stupid when it came to the company paying millions of its own dollars to settle hacking lawsuits and not investigate past criminal allegations against them. >> do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco. >> no. >> you're not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people that they trusted. this is not an excuse. maybe it's an explanation of my laxity. "the news of the world" did less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. it was up to the police. >> you
spreading. with charges of eavesdropping, bribery, and something called bl bl blaging. the murdochs aren't the only ones in the cross fire. the fiasco on fleet street. >>> and he was little darth vader in the super bowl ad. he's also on his third pacemaker and his eighth operation. a kid with a bum ticker who's all heart. >>> then millions are starving, but the tragedy goes beyond africa as food becomes as precious as oil, one man warns hunger could spark the next world war. >> this is the kind of night you get into the news business for. i'm telling you so, so much is going on, and are you ready for some football? >>> after several months of an nfl lockout, there may be a new deal just in time to save the season. we've just heard about it this evening. we will have all the details on that later on in the broadcast. first let's get back to our top story. washington's all-consuming debt ceiling debate. kate bolduan is following the reports. we've been going through this for days and days. we hear there is a deal, and then we find out there is not. is there anything vaguely definite at thi
this morning that we're going to get to as well as rupert murdoch and his media empire. what's going on with that. >> this is extending, by the way, to "the times" of london? >> yes, the big story. >> the other players, this is earth shattering. i thought the big thing -- i thought it was about one tabloid. whew. this is so serious. >>> ahead this morning, we're going to bring in the ranking member of the budget committee, congressman chris van hollen. and oil tycoon t. boone pickens will be here. eugene robinson. >> by the way, on that story, i mean, they're not tapping the phones of the british prime minister, but they're -- they're trying to get his records -- >> may be an institution that has rot on the the core. it is a big problem. >> medical records. >> bank accounts. >> after the break, politicos, top stories of the morning. but first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill? >>> well, mikka, beautiful weather out there if you love heat and humidity. this is summertime at its greatest or at its worst depending on how you look at it. conditions in the east coast. it wil
in your past life. what do you think about what's going on in britain, the murdoch scandal? >> i think it is hard for us to imagine the profound shock to the system that this has been for great britain. i spent a lot of time there. my character lives there so we spend a lot of time in england. england is going through something of a social crisis, there's an epidemic of crime and public drunkenness in the country. they think their culture has been coarsing a great deal. miliband made an impassioned speech yesterday and they need to wake up and get things right in the country. they are going through a difficult period. >> daniel silva, the book is "portrait of a spy." fabulous. we'll be right back. i love that my daughter's part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care.
was, of course, the committee with the murdochs and rebekah brooks, but i went to the home affairs committee and sat there when the -- when the just outgoing commissioner of police and the assistant commissioner, also outgoing, and the press officer talked about their relations with the press. it was really truly extraordinary. it wasn't -- it wasn't just the statistic lionel just quoted about the -- these, you know,0 members of 45 strong team being ex-news international journalists, it was things like 30% of paul stevenson's meetings over a five-year period had been meetings with the media had been with news international journalists. it's coming out in recent days that somebody who was a senior executive at the "news of the world" also worked simultaneously, if you'll pardon the pun, as a translator for scotland yard. there was also somebody who was working both as the chief correspondent -- or chief reporter of the paper. as a police informant. so the -- there was almost no delineation at times between where news international finished around scland yard began. it was really ext
what happened with the murdoch family and james murdoch and where it goes from here. >> it's a fascinating story. the murdochs basically drew a line in the sand at the hearings in britain a couple days ago. there's a lot of terrible things going on, a lot of people are culpable, but we didn't know about it. they did a good job i thought. the problem with the story, it's got to stand up. if it stands up, they escape. if it doesn't, they're in big trouble. some of the executives blamed, are saying, hey, we told james murdoch, james murdoch didn't understand why they paid people off, he was new at the job, he agreed to go along with it. the legal manager and the former editor of the "news of the world," two very senior executives at news international have issued aut!ñ statement say that's not true, we actually briefed him in detail on, he knew exactly what was happening. it's not clear if that's the sort of start or trend and people are concerned and say the murdochs got it all wrong and they were lying basically to parliament, then they're in big trouble. >> with all you kn
unpopularity. >>> rupert murdoch called to testify before the british parliament as the phone hacking scandal involving his newspaper deepens. but first, let's go to bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good morning, yesterday easily the hottest day of the summer across the country. it was 123 heat index in kentucky yesterday. today you get a little bit of a break. the heat has been pushed to the south. it's still warm out there in kentucky, the ohio valley and new england but not humid like it was yesterday. that really oppressive heat has pushed to the south. we'll call it 94 in d.c., it won't be as humid, a slight chance of a storm up through boston and northern new england. good chance of thunderstorms late this afternoon in the southeast. that will cool you off for a hot day in atlanta, tallahassee and looking out west, wonder where all the cool weather is this summer? look at san francisco, 66. seattle 68 with showers. the west coast would love a taste of the heat. they haven't hardly had any this summer at all. you're watching "morning joe." we're brewed by starbucks. >>> i wou
. and they have the prime minister's support. the deal would give murdoch 40% ownership of all commercial tv in great britain. >>> prime minister david cameron is expected to meet milly dowler's family today, the girl kidnapped and murdered back in 2002. her parents are suing murdoch's paper "news of the world" over allegations that her phone was hacked and her voice mails deleted giving her parents the false hope she was deleting the voice mails, meaning she was still alive. but the scandal getting bigger by the minute. dan rivers will join us live from london at 6:40 eastern with the update. >>> to politics and the high stakes stalemate over increasing the nation's debt limit. the clock is ticking. we're now just 21 days from an august 2nd deadline to avoid a disastrous government default. president obama and congressional leaders from both parties will meet again this afternoon after nearly two-hour session at the white house yesterday. the president upping the ante in the debt showdown saying without a deal, millions of seniors and veterans might not receive their benefit checks. republi
time to come, we're just at the beginning, really. >> how a tabloid meltdown threatens rupert murdoch and his media empire. what are your reporters finding and you finding in terms of the ripple effects of this scandal, which seem to be never ending. >> well, i mean, it's one of these things, there are two main questions, really. david cameron asked one of them. it's the, how did we get here, question, and the other question, and, in a way the more important question asks, in my reporting by, of all people, the actor hugh grant, he emerged as a very interesting campaigner on princeton issues is, will we really see change at this point? there's then, of course of course, the whole issue what this means for the murdoch empire, but on the political point specifically, this is a story about something where a lot of people knew that things were wrong, and instead of dealing with them, they continued to, in some ways, in collusion, sounds like a strong word, but that's really what it was, and there were a whole series of reasons for that. what i've done in this piece is i've answered the qu
grace will join us more. >>> now on the phone hacking rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. rebekah brooks arrested over the weekend and the top police officer resigning. jeffrey kofman has more. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed news of the world. on friday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arrested by appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. >> reporter: as the news tighten, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. rupert murdoch hoped that james would take over the family empire that is now not clear either will survive. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized and was said with informat
place this weekend. the bbc is now also reporting that the trusted rupert murdoch exec will testify in front of a parliamentary committee examining the case. interesting, given a lot of members of parliament are suspected of being involved in this too. nbc news's stephanie gosk now breaks things down from london. >> reporter: london's top cop resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> stephenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the departme
. >>> news corp.'s rupert murdoch is back in the headlines as the phone scandal widens. martin fletcher has the latest now from london. martin? >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. after the high drama of the past week here, today british police, mediaia, government are all licking their wounds, asking who knew what and when while rupert murdoch is assessing damage to his empire. murdoch looked happy to be home after the grilling by british parliament members. >> welcome home. >> nice left, wendi. nice left. >> the slap heard across the world. as of britain's parliament, the result to get to the bottom. phone hacking scandal, they have a summer recess until september 5, but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effect on news corp. are difficult to see. mistakes were clearly made. it's cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: and it may cost more. calpers, the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp., for their support, too, from a bigger outside investor, prince al walal who says the company remains a valuable and long-term investment.
told to be cool. >>> there's huge breaking news in england where rupert murdoch's 168-year-old "news of the world" rolled off the presses for the last time. his empire is in jeopardy over a phone hacking scandal. murdock has now spoken publicly for the first time. we'll tell you what he's saying. and big sports news derek jeter getting hit number 3,000 with a home run. what did the guy who caught the ball do with it? we'll tell you about that, coming up. >>> we begin with the make or break meeting at the white house today and the crucial debt negotiations that seem to have hit a serious road block overnight. abc's david kerley following the developments through the night. he is live in washington this morning. i guess it all comes down to the issue of taxes. >> reporter: it does. it is all about taxes. and this is a stunning move by the house speaker. on the eve of some of the biggest policy talks in decades, he basically says, i can't do it. overnight, house speaker john boehner threw a buckck of cold water on the talks, saying that because, quote, the white house will not pursue a
moment for me. it was great. >>> in the news this morning, news corp. executive rupert murdoch is back in the u.s. as his phone hacking scandal widens. martin fletcher has the latest from london. martin? >>> good morning. after the high drama of the past week here, today, media, police, government, are all licking their wounds while promising to find out who knew what and when. while rupert murdoch is assessing the damage to his empire. murdoch looked happy to be hope after tuesday's grilling by parliament members. a new york welcome. >> welcome home. >> nice life. >> the slap heard across the world as for britain's parliament, the getting to the bottom of the phone hacking scandal, they've gone on summer recess. but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effects are difficult to see, mistakes were made. it cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: it may cost hem a lot more. the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp. but their support from the biggest inside investor, a saudi prince, who owns 7% of news corp. he said the company remay
. late night comedians are not about to let the rupert murdoch pie-throwing contest fade into memory. >> i was horrified. he is 80 -- he can't digest pie! the instant murdoch was hit with the pie, news corp. stock spiked, regaining $395 million in market value in five minutes. this is brilliant! he needs to be hit with more pies! perhaps a scalding mincemeat or savory steak and kidney or snout and pancreas. >> what about england's second most powerful man -- david cameron -- who -- whose hiring of andy coulson as press secretary despite his rencently resigned after the first count of allegeds. >> how can he smell a rat when he has one in his midst? >> that was awesome! that's your c-span? i imagine the prime minister never had a chance. >> i've asked this question once already. i can set the answer to music if you like. just once in a while it would be nice to hear a little bat squeak of responsibility from the party opposite. i don't recall every single conversation i had. and you would be mad to try and pretend that you do. >> england is awesome! >> certainly was fun to watch some
developments in the hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch's media empire. news international reportedly says it will release its dealings with the law firm that allegedly has e-mails documenting the company's wrongdoing. >>> coming up from the gang of six, we'll bring in the chairman of the senate budget committee, senator kent conrad. >>> also, the circle of protection. reverend jim wallis who was in that meeting will join us to explain. but first here's bill karins with a check on the forecast. >>> good thursday morning, everyone. early this morning if you're just joining us, a nice safe landing but a sad one, too. this was the last shuttle flight and the last shuttle landing that you'll ever see as "atlantis" touched down just about 6:00 a.m. east coast time. picture-perfect weather conditions and it was just a beautiful landing and everyone's back home safely. >>> as far as the forecast, it's hot. bottom line. from coast to coast, we've been dealing with very warm conditions exception being the northwest. today the hottest weather moves into the east. d.c., 100. raleigh, 102. also 100 fr
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